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US v. Rivera-Berrios, 17-1212

Affirmed a district court’s decision regarding sentencing in a case where the defendant plead guilty to illegal possession of a firearm and was sentenced to probation. In 2016, defendant’s home was searched and a massive cache of weapons was found. Defendant pleaded guilty to the 2016 charges, but before he could be sentenced his probation from the 2013 charges was revoked and he was sentenced to prison for those charges. This action slotted defendant into a criminal history category that generated increased prison time under the sentencing guidelines. Defendant argued that the 2013 sentence should not be considered for the 2016 sentence. The court held that the district court properly considered the factors for sentencing.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/08/24


  • Selya


  • United States First Circuit


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